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Jul 10, 2011 3:00pm PDT
, but when it returns, it will bring back a broken pump and lots of emotional memories. >> britain's prince william and catherine got cheers and some excited screams in los angeles today. the royal newlyweds are wrapping up their whirlwind three-day visit to california mingling with hollywood's biggest stars on saturday. today was all about meeting troops and inner city kids who are striving to make their lives better. now the duke and duchess of cambridge are about to head home. max foster are at los angeles international airport and he'll join us live from there in just a few minutes on cnn. >>> black children, better off during slavery than they are under president obama? does that sound outrageous to you? well, two candidates for president have actually signed a document agreeing with it. we're discussing. >>> a student shot to death in a classroom, that's tragic enough. adding to it, a very troubled relationship between two boys, one straight and one gay. >>> plus, the nfl lockout, close to ending? we'll ask hall of fame quarterback fran tarkington what is going on and what it will tak
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Jul 16, 2011 3:00pm PDT
. >>> rupert murdoch, deep into a scandal in britain and now here in the united states. the fbi now investigating alleged phone hacking as murdoch prepares to face angry members of parliament. >>> plus, most americans have never heard of him, but he can instill fear in republican lawmakers who even think about raising taxes. i'll talk to grover norquist about america's debt and his own clout. >>> and what jurors were thinking when they cleared casey anthony of murder. one member of the panel now breaking her silence about the verdict that is letting anthony go free this weekend. >>> i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> one of the world's biggest media empires in crisis now. rupert murdoch publicly apologizing for serious wrongdoing and is now the front tabloid, the news of the world. the new ad in british newspapers coming days before he and his son are scheduled to face members of parliament. our correspondent brian todd and allan chernoff are standing by. first to london and our senior corres
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Jul 16, 2011 4:00pm PDT
's infecting his news corp. empire and is making sure everyone in britain knows it. taking out giant apology ads in seven national newspapers today. the uproar has already led murdoch to shut down "the news of the world," his enormously popular u.k. tabloid. the scandal came to light whether actor hugh grant secretly taped a conversation with a former "news of the world" journalist, paul mcmullen. i spoke with mcmullen who said that hacking phones to get information illegally happened all the time at the paper. >> everybody knew. it started from the time way back in the '90s when you could buy a scanner in a shop and sit outside a from's house and actually taperecord their entire conversation. when that became illegal to buy a scanner, all you were left with was getting into the voicemail of the celebrity or politician, whoever was being targeted. i mean, everybody knew -- it was commonplace. it wasn't just journalists. it was kids in the schoolyard who were doing it to their mate. it was just a very common trick. all you had to do was hit 9 and put in the pin code and people didn't even cha
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Jul 23, 2011 11:00am PDT
. >>> and from britain, word that pop singer amy winehouse according to published reports there, was found dead in her apartment in london. no word yet on the cause of her death. her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues often made headlines and were the premise of her hit song "rehab." the grammy award-winning singer was just 27. >>> back in this country, u.s. house speaker john boehner says he will try to reach a debt deal with lawmakers instead of with president barack obama. boehner ended talks with the white house yesterday over tax hikes which republicans are refusing to consider in any deficit reduction plan. he and other congressional leaders then met with the president at the white house this morning. we'll have more on those talks in a live report straight ahead. >>> about 4,000 faa workers could be furloughed today. congress adjourned last night without reauthorizing funding for the agency. essential staff like air traffic controllers will remain on the job, but faa engineers and construction workers are among those facing furloughs. the government will also
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Jul 9, 2011 11:00am EDT
this saturday for t.j. holmes. a royal reception in california, in los angeles. britain's prince william and wife catherine begin a trip to the u.s. >>> and hundreds of thousands of people are in spain for the running of the bulls. some are already hospitalized, though, after jumping into the fray. why do they do it? we will have the story behind the ancient festival this hour. >>> and you better keep an eye on your cell phone bills. many of them may be on the way up. find out why and which way customers will be affected by it. few will be. >>> today, americans are remembering former first lady, betty ford. she died late yesterday at the age of 93, her family by her side. ford was thrust into the limelight when her husband, gerald ford, became president back in 1974, after richard nixon resigned. she was known for her candidness on issues like abortion, equal rights, and her own struggle with breast cancer and drug and alcohol addiction. barack obama released a statement, "today we take comfort in the knowledge that betty and her husband, former president gerald ford, are togethe
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Jul 9, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of so much outrage in britain over the targeting of terror victims, not just celebrities, why not get rid of it? and murdock is trying very hard to salvage a major media deal he wants to do in britain. it's a $12 billion deal and he wants to make this scandal just go away. >> howard kurtz will be talking again about the scandal in much more greater depth on reliable sources tomorrow, sunday 11:00 a.m. eastern. >>> keeping up with the royal couple on their whirlwind three-day visit to the west coast, california well, it's not going to be easy. prince william and catherine went straight from the airport to a technology conference in beverly hills. in a few hours west coast time, the prince will play polo in santa barbara and then tonight the couple will rub elbows with the hollywood elite at a dinner. >>> the final u.s. shuttle mission is under way. but nasa says it still has plans to send people to space. josh levs is back with us to tell us more about this. josh? >> hey, fred. nasa wants to send people to space in one of these. take a look. and also, how about sending some more robots
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Jul 9, 2011 10:00pm EDT
's called issues with jane valessal". britain's most famous newlyweds invade the u.s. prince william and catherine are on a whirlwind tour of california coming up next. plus eyebrows are raised over this image. a black man giving away scholarships to whites only. we're going to explore that straight ahead. [ male announcer ] built like a volkswagen. the 2011 tiguan. [ grunts ] yoo-hoo. hello. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can now come from any faucet anywhere. introducing the brita bottle with the filter inside. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can now come from any faucet anywhere. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah >> this is one of our breaking news stories tonight. same region devastated by the earthquake that struck japan last march is under a tsunami warning. that comes after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck offshore just about 90 minutes ago. the tremor could be felt as far as away as tokyo. ivan cabrera joins me now with more on the aftershock. ivan, what do you know? >> i like we have h
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
to the house! >> across great britain, public and political outrage has been boiling over claims of police bribery, phone hacking and a heartless abuse of power. james and rupert murdoch walked into parliament knowing that they had to tamp down some of that public anger so did they succeed some atika shubert is in london now. what are the people saying on the streets, atika? >> reporter: well, the remark that most people are really focused on is one of the mps, tom watson really grilled rupert murdoch and bluntly asked him do you think you are ultimately responsible for this whole fias fiasco. murdoch said, no. that it was the people underneath him he had hired and who he had trusted. that's where the fault lies. now, where do we go from here is now the question. remember, there are actually two police investigators ongoing. one on phone hacking and one on police payments and as cameron pointed out in a statement to parliament today, there is a judicial inquiry now under way and 12 months' time we do expect to see a report on that and both james murdoch and rupert murdoch have said they wi
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00am PDT
on the widening media jajeds in great britain. police have uncovered enough information to expand the investigation to other companies and rupert murdoch is back in the united states after facing tough questions from members of the british parliament. analysts believe murdoch and his son james managed to cape the damage to their company news corp. but the damage is jaw-dropping as how sleazy some of tactics were. cnn a cnn's deborah feyerick. >> reporter: like the "news of the world" it appears every one everywhere was fair game. actors. business tycoons. royals. prime ministers. politicians. all potential front page fodder caught up in a type of scandal driven journalism that bordered on blood sport. allegedly involving hacking, tracking and outright bribes. >> they very much crossed the line and they didn't just do it once or twice. we are not talking about a single rogue reporter. apparently, it happened at least 4,000 times. >> reporter: media executive bonnie fuller has been the driving force behind magazines like "star" "us weekly." you have a much stronger takedown culture
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
come out in canada to see britain's new princess. oh, yeah and that other guy, too, traveling with her! we are live out of ottawa. >>> a closer look at the possibly crumbling case against dominique strauss-kahn. just ahead, the extraordinary twist. [ male announcer ] this...is the network -- a network of possibilities. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. carol. fiber makes me sad. oh common. and how can you talk to me about fiber while you are eating a candy bar? you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. oh, we call it the bundler. let's say you need home and auto insurance. you give us your information once, online... [ whirring and beeping ] [ ding! ] and we
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
scandal in britain. grant says some years ago he was hacked as a hollywood celebrity. he then went out and hacked the hacker and learned all sorts of investigations about just how bad things are. british tabloid newspapers. when i meant grant this afternoon, hugh grant was very clear that he said he had no confidence in the newspaper a's investigation and little confidence in police and what is a full inquire in britain. >> what we need is a big public inquiry into all of the methods and the culture of tabloid press in this country. that's one thing. and people can vote very much with their wallets. they don't have to buy these praps, especially the news of the world. advertisers have to look themselves hard in the mirror and say do we want to advertise in papers like "news of the world." >> reporter: what is interesting hugh grant admits to his own arrest. he says, look. he may not be the best person to be putting forward these arguments and he is fully expecting, kyra, the tabloids to turn their force and attention on them but he says somebody has to speak up and he has now become th
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Jul 7, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the biggest tabloid newspapers in britain are accused of hacking from the phone voice mails of everyone from movie stars to politicians, even the royal family. well, now the accusations stretch to alleged phone hacking of a murder victim and even the families of british troops killed in afghanistan and iraq. today that scandal brought down the paper itself. in a surprising turn, media mogul rupert murdoch owner of the paper order it had to shut down. this sunday is the last edition. this is the same rupert murdoch who owns news corp that has the "wall street journal," "new york post," the fox news channel. we're joined by richard quest in london. were you surprised that the murdochs decided, okay, close it? >> yes, in a word. i thought they might suspend editions. i thought they might try and brazen it out, but i think in the last 24 hours it became clear, we had gone from celebrity phone hacking, to murdered victim hacking, to bomb victim hacking, to soldiers and dead soldiers hacking. we've now got two investigations, public inquiries
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Jul 15, 2011 10:00am PDT
. >>> the man at the center of britain's phone hacking scandal says he is sorry. rupert march dock's apology is set to appear tomorrow in british newspapers. it reads in part we're sorry for the serious wrong doing that occurred. murdoch msalso apologized to th murdered girl's family whose phone messages were intercepted by the news of the world reporters. and the editor of the news of the world at the time of the most serious allegations of the newspaper has resigned. ivitamin. only one a day women's 50+ advantage has ginkgo for memory and concentration, plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. sir, can you hear me? just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse. i believe in the power of science and medicine. but i'm also human. and i believe in stacking the deck. and i count on social security. here's what i'm not... a pushover. right now, some in washington want to make a deal cutting the social security and medicare benefits we worked for. with billions in waste and loopholes, how could t
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Jul 18, 2011 8:00am PDT
the fifth here, but there could be a subsequent criminal trial, in britain the reporting leading up to a trial has to be very careful because the idea is that you don't want to influence the jury one way or another into finding her either guilty or not guilty. therefore, the rules here are quite strict in what you can see in the leadup to a trial. the idea is the jury have an open mind. that they haven't already made their mind up as to whether she's culpable or not. now, this is an extraordinary situation, but one i can't remember happening before where someone who may be about to, you know, charged and appear in court is being separately questioned before a select committee. i don't think any of us know how they're going to play it it. i think everyone is aware that the politicians have got to be seen to at least be doing their job thoroughly, but at the same time they can't derail any chance of her standing trial if she is charged. >> dan rivers in london. thanks, dan. we'll take a close look at rupert murdoch's efforts to contain this scandal. we'll talk to howard kurtz for "the
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Jul 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
. britain's prime minister goes toe to toe with parliament over the hacking scandal and the big fat truth about your favorite guilty pleasures and restaurant calorie counts. then a republican senator in the gang of six talks compromise and civility. how his group found common ground in the debt ceiling talks. >>> and later, does the death of borders bookstore signal the beginning of the end for all bookstores? these owners don't think so. >> our customers go way back as far as they've grown up in the store when they were children, hair mother brought them in, and then they come back and bring their children. and it's sort of family-like. ♪ ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ is best absorbed in small continuous amounts. only one calcium supplement does that in one daily dose. new citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. no, it'
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Jul 20, 2011 10:00am PDT
. and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house. >> it's no exaggeration to say britain's very foundations are shaken by the lengths to which some london muckrakers allegedly went to find the scoop. just yesterday rupert murdoch, his son james and newspaper corp. former top british executive, rebekah brooks, they were hauled before a parliamentary committee. this followed the resignations of britain's top two police officials whose own phone hack investigations went nowhere and were blasted today by parliament. and then, of course, there is the prime minister, david cameron. he is facing the single biggest crisis of his 15 months as prime minister. my colleague dan rivers has been watching the latest spectacle. a lot of people are wondering, is cameron's leadership really under threat here? >> reporter: well, it's certainly under pressure. and the house of commons at its worst can be a real sort of bear pit. it's noisy, it's rowdy, it's impolite. that's exactly what it was like today with david cameron facing some 130 different questions about phone hacking and specifically abo
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Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
susan boyle and her amazing voice, blew everyone away, moved some people to tears on "britain's got talent"? remember that. "kor "korea's got talent" has got its own susan boyle. living on the street, sleeping in staircases and public toilets as a kid. the story and performance are now an internet sensation. that is why now it's trending. watch this from my colleague, paula hancocks. >> reporter: trying to calm those last-minute nerves. choy seems just like thousands of other hopefuls on "korea's got talent." but he's not. >> reporter: for the next ten years, he lived on the streets selling gum and energy drinks. he slept in stairwells or public toilets. >> reporter: and then came this. ♪ >> reporter: this powerful baritone voice from a 22-year-old is as impressive as his determination to pull himself from the streets to the stage. ♪ >> reporter: his rendition of the italian song, "my fantasy," reduced the judges and the audience to tears. he says he still feels a little uncomfortable being part of the competition. >> reporter: but he did make it through. coming out on top in th
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Jul 22, 2011 10:00am PDT
murdoch's testimony on britain's phone hacking scandal is being challenged. he could face a police investigation. a member of parliament is call forg a police investigation as to whether or not murdoch was involved in the efforts to cover up the scandal. james murdoch said he wasn't aware of an e-mail suggesting the hacking involved more than just one rogue reporter at the the now defunct "news of the world" tabloid. and murdoch says he stands by his statement. >>> the federal aviation administration faces a partial shutdown unless congress has stop gap funding. secretary of transportation says safety will not be compromised. the government will lose every week. >>> the senate today rejected a house republican bill to require congress to slash spending. the cap and balance budget amendment. the move did nothing to resolve the issue of how to raise the debt ceiling to avoid a government default. a short while before the vote house speaker, john boehner, told reporters he and president obama had not reached an agreement on solving the debt crisis. the government is in danger of defau
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Jul 12, 2011 3:00pm EDT
of the world." it's the best selling newspaper in britain. it was just a toxic symbol it was part as a pr move and business move murdoch chose to shutter it. there was a major fabrication scandal in 2002 th3 that i repo about jason blair. the paper didn't shut down. usually the response when you have a scandal is to clean house, hold the executives responsible as well as the reporters. usually the institution is not threatened because unless it can be shown that everybody at the newspaper was involved in some kind of illegal or questionable conduct, you do it by having an independent investigation and firing people. that's one of the things that muir dorsch haventd done. he hasn't fired any executives who oversaw "news of the world." it's the reporters and editors who are losing their jobs, many of whom who had nothing to do with this. >> i have a feeling as you suspect as well we have not seen the end of this story. still the beginning phases. howard kurtz, thank you so much from washington. appreciate it. >> sure. >>> up next, afghan president karzai's half-brother shot dead and the person a
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Jul 2, 2011 9:00am PDT
. >>> and then in canada, a royal welcome for britain's royal newlyweds, prince william and his wife catherine have been there since thursday. first stop, ottawa. today, montreal. our report ser there. the duke and duchess have charmed the crowds there. and that little maple leaf on her topper set the tone, didn't it? >> reporter: she's been getting her clothes right all the way through. she's worn that white dress before. it was just from a regular shop in london. she's doing things her own way on this royal trip. the scenes were fantastical. three times as many people turned out in ottawa than last year because the royal couple were there. they're about to hit the circuit again. in the next hour, they're going to be planting a tree in ottawa symbolizing their longlasting love. and then they're going to the war and veteran museum. and then they're heading up to montreal, they're going to be going to a children's hospital. they're both very good with children. it's going to be very emotional for them. then they end up here a little later on at a culinary school. william's a great cook. we're going to se
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Jul 30, 2011 9:00am PDT
. has been bogged down in the scandal in great britain. cnn obtained a cop
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Jul 16, 2011 1:00pm PDT
of his ceos and now he has to explain all of that to britain's parliament. it's the scandal that prompted this full-page apology in british papers today. rupert murdock promising to make changes in the way his people do business, saying we're sorry. but when we talked to a media analyst in london today, it says parliament doesn't want apologies, it wants to know if reporters were following their boss' personal agenda? >> i think that is the question, that media commentators, competitors and politicians have wanted to ask mr. murdock for 30 years and this is their opportunity to ask it. and it is the bigger, wider question, is there an undue influence between his newspapers and politics and government in this country, or is that a conspiracy theory? >> a nonmurdock friendly crowd met the media mogul when he left a meeting to meet with the family of a murdered teenagers whose phone was hacked by news of the world's reporters. >>> atlanta teachers are accused of fixing the standardized test scores of failing students, the cheating could go back as long as a decade. >>> epic gridlock? massive
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Jul 17, 2011 1:00am PDT
, well people under him certainly should have known. when rebekah brooks, his right-hand woman in britain, who gave me my job, she was feature editor and i was looking at the same books we both had. we were spending $4,000 pounds a week on you know, private investigators. doing these kind of practices. it's just extraordinary if she was the department boss who then moved up to to be editor. how could you not notice an expense of over 100,000 a year on this kind of thing and not even ask what it's for. her position is ludicrous. even worse than that, for her to turn round and initially andy could youson turn around and say we didn't know about it, it was a rogue reporter acting on his own and now five reporters have been arrested, i've been invited into scotland yard to be arrested three times and they were still saying, we didn't know. it was just the reporters acting on their own. >> rupert murdoch and his son james and rebekah brooks have agreed to testify tuesday at a hearing on the scandal. stay tuned to cnn. >>> a government plan that actually worked? how do you shutdown one of the n
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Jul 23, 2011 8:00am PDT
chapter is what it's called here. britain's duchess of cambridge and her grandmother-in-law, the queen, took a tour of the royal exhibition at buckingham palace. it's the cake perfectly preserved. look at this. these are the earrings worn by then kate middleton on her wedding day. but then the big thing, the star of the show, the dress. look at that. the super secretive wedding dress. there it is. it's been shown off now. and cnn's aisha is in london for us. >> reporter: it was a wedding meticulously choreographed down to the balcony kiss. from the guest list to the most guarded secret of all -- the dress. sarah burton of alexander mcqueen received the commission of her career, fashioning the ivory and satin wedding ensemble. a skirt made of silk tool and a train measuring nearly three meters. sarah burton earned high marks from the design world. for most of us, the best view of catherine's dress was probably on television. when her dress goes on public display here at buckingham palace, visitors will be able to walk all the way around it to see the intricate details for themselves. >>
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Jul 15, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. in fact, he worked for 12 years in various titles of news international, working also in great britain. that included being the -- heading up the publications, including the times, the sunday times, the sun, the news of the world that we've been hearing so much about. so very important here, he served as chairman and chief executive of fox television stations. so we don't know much more about this, other than the fact that right now on the website for "the wall street journal," they are reporting that he is to resign today. and again, this comes on the heels of the resignation of -- i'm sorry, in great britain, of course. >> yeah, the ceo rebecca brooks. rebecca brooks. >> exactly. brooks, thank you very much, who stepped down with a resignation letter, saying that she denies that she was aware of anything that led up to the hacking scandal in the uk, but did step down. but she's a protege of rupert murdoch for many, many years. second bombshell today. also on the heels of the news corporation saying that tomorrow in great britain, it is showing a kbig banner add. this could be one mor
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Jul 2, 2011 8:00am PDT
. >>> well, 36 minutes past the hour now. in canada, a royal welcome for britain's royal newlyweds. prince william and his wife, the duchess of cambridge now have been there since thursday. the first stop was ottawa, but now today in montreal. our max foster is there, as well. tell us what they've been up to so far in canada and what do they have left on this trip? >> reporter: well, you saw these particular scenes yesterday, on canada day, down in ottawa. normally 100,000 people turn up to those celebrations at that concert there. 300,000 turned up. so three times as many people showed up just because william and catherine were there. to give you an idea commentary here, this is one of the newspapers, and their headline was "our royal crush." very, very popular so far. >> the royal crush, as you say. but this is the stop in canada now, but they are going to head over to california as well. what are we expecting there? >> reporter: yeah, they certainly are, and there's going to be a series of visits there. all about promoting uk interests, and a lot of interests there, obviously, and lots
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Jul 2, 2011 11:00am PDT
and clashed with riot police. >>> on to canada, the royal visit. britain's prince william and katherine are in montreal today. day three of the first official trip abroad as man and wife. they are coming to the united states afterwards. >>> and as long as we're talking about royal couples, prince albert of monaco is now a married man. he and south african born charlene wittstock were legally married yesterday during a civil ceremony but held a religious service today in monte carlo. >>> the president of venezuela will stay out of his country for a bit longer. hugo chavez made a shocking announcement this week publicly acknowledging a grim rumor that had been swirling about his health. >> reporter: this is how president chavez looks today. it is a different chavez from the one first elected president 13 years ago. then he was the youngest head of state in his country's history. today, he is battling cancer. this video was released on friday and shows him working. but he is not in caracas. he is far away from his palace in havana where he is receiving cancer treatment. this is a powerful
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Jul 9, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >>> more than 2 billion people tuned in, maybe you did, to watch them get married. now britain's newest royal couple have arrived in l.a. we'll get the latest on their north american tour and why they picked l.a. as the place to be. seafood feast for $15. start with soup then have salad and biscuits followed by 1 of 7 delicious entrees and finish with something sweet all for just $15. right now at red lobster. yoo-hoo. hello. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can now come from any faucet anywhere. introducing the brita bottle with the filter inside. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ my only sunshine ♪ you makes me happy ♪ when skies are grey ♪ you'll never know, dear ♪ how much i love you ♪ please don't take my sunshine away ♪ [ male announcer ] as long as there are babies, they'll be chevy's to bring them home. ♪ my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting
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Jul 10, 2011 1:00pm PDT
. >>> with the final edition of britain's popular tabloid "news of the world" on the stands, rupert murdoch is hoping to limit the damage to his media empire. murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed yours truly news of the world" after reports the newspaper hacked the phone of a missing teenager who was later found dead. stay with us for reports from london later on this hour. >>> a strong earthquake rocked japan's northeastern coast today. this is the same region devastated by a quake and tsunami earlier this year. today's 7.0 tremor prompted tsunami advisories that were later canceled. so far there have been no reports of injuries or damage. tremors were felt as far away as tokyo. >>> china no longer a rising world power. instead, china has arrived. those words today from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. he is in beijing on a four-day visit. mullen told a university audience china's growing military strength comes with an obligation to the world. >> with greater military power must come greater responsibility, greater cooperation and ju
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Jul 10, 2011 2:00pm PDT
of britain's popular tabloid "news of the world" on stands, rupert murdoch is hoping to limit the damage to his media empire. murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed "news of the world" after reports the newspaper hacked the phone of a missing teenager who was later found dead. >>> in india 13 cars in a packed train jumped the tracks today. rescue officials confirm 28 deaths already and say that number will likely rise as they search the wreckage. more than 100 people are reported hurt. >>> and the public will have two chances to say good-bye to former first lady betty ford who died friday. the first service will be held tuesday in palm desert, california. the second, two days later in michigan. she will be laid to rest alongside her husband on the grounds of the ford presidential museum in grand rapids. >>> atlantis, welcome to the international space station for the last time. >> so far, so good as the shuttle docks with the international space station. the four astronauts received a hearty welcome aboard from the station's current crew there. they have
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Jul 24, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. ♪ well i -- >> now to the death of amy winehouse. britain's "daily mirror" reports tonight that her friends say amy winehouse's death followed a binge of pills and alcohol. cnn has not been able to confirm it but london police do not know what took her life after finding her body saturday in her apartment. an autopsy may take place as early as monday. in the meantime, mementos from mourners continue to pile up outside her flat. the grammy award winning singer was just 27 years old. >>> asian financial markets opened lower monday as traders reacted to the failure of washington lead attorneys reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling. president obama met sunday with top democrats and house speaker john boehner held a conference call with fellow republicans. an obama campaign official tells cnn the president has canceled two political fund-raising appearances because of the debt ceiling impasse. >>> 35 people are dead and more than 200 injured after a high-speed train crashed in china. the cars of the bullet train dang from a bridge as rescuers struggle to reach the victims. witnesses t
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Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
corp. is at the center of the scandal related to alleged phone hacking in britain. "the post's" editor says the documents are being preserved, quote, in light of what has gone on in london at "news of the world." >>> well, also, we are having open tryouts right here on cnn for a new meteorologist. take a look. how do you think this guy's going to do? fabio's fabulous weather report is coming your way. it's eight past the hour. stay with me. i remember the days before copd. my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high bloo
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Jul 30, 2011 8:00am PDT
company news corp. has been bogged down in a phone-hacking and bribery scandal in great britain. cnn obtained a copy of the "new york post" memos circulated yesterday, which suggest the scandal may be a concern in the u.s. as well. >>> warren jeffs acting as his own attorney, causing a commotion in court. during testimony yesterday, he interrupted witnesses for the prosecution, saying god will bring sickness and death against people who prosecute his church. the polygamous sect leader is being tried on two counts of sexual assault of a child. you can hear what our legal guys have to say about this case next hour. >>> and there's a lot of disappointment in texas after what was supposed to be tropical storm don made landfall. it came ashore as a tropical depression, but it wasn't the rainmaker folks were hoping for. cnn's rob marciano is in corpus christi for us. >> reporter: well, here we are. the morning after the landfall of tropical storm don and it's been a huge bust and disappointment all the way around. i've never been involved with a tropical cyclone where so many people onshor
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Jul 16, 2011 11:00am PDT
is exactly what rupert murdock may be feeling now. he's got a lot of explaining to do to a lot of britains who are quite upset. boy, i'm glad we got aflac huh. aflac! oh, i've just got major medical... major medical. ...but it helps pay the doctors. pays the doctors, boyyy! [ quack ] oh yeah? what about your family? ♪ we added aflac, so we get cash! it's like our safety net... ♪ to help with the mortgage or whatever we need! so my family doesn't feel the pain too. ha! [ male announcer ] help protect your family at aflac.com. [ pigeons ] heyyy! hooo!!! >>> get far away from the volcano. that is priority one for thousands of people with homes near an erupting volcano in indonesia. the mountain began rumbling this week and shot ash and lava into the air in three separate eruptions. >>> and a shaky shot, but that is a 1,000 foot tall radio television transmission tower in the netherlands coming down as you see there. it was on fire collapsing into a smoky pile. firefighters don't know what caused the fire. one theory is lightning. the collapse knocked television and radio off the air for m
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Jul 23, 2011 12:00pm PDT
and they have no way to escape, that's a cowardless act. >> from britain, word that singer amy winehouse was found dead today in her apartment in london. no word yet on the cause of death. her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues often made headlines and were the premise of her hit song "rehab." the grammy award winning singer was just 27. >>> an ohio jury has found anthony sowell guilty in connection with a kidnapping, abuse of corpses and murder of 11 women around cleveland. the crimes took place between 2007 and 2009. the verdict makes him eligible for the death penalty. >>> records are being broken by this latest heat wave. the mid-atlantic states are bearing the brunt of this searing heat now. it killed more than two dozen people across the country. temperatures are hitting triple digits again today. it is especially dangerous for people who work outside. >> it was hitting the beams and just evaporating immediately. it is hot. >> the temperature at this work site in d.c. registered a mind boggling 133 degrees. >>> let's get back to one of our big stories of
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Jul 23, 2011 10:00pm PDT
wore when she married britain's prince william. people.com reports the ivory and white satin dress is now the centerpiece at bummingham palace's annual summer opening the gown stand oons special platform topped off with a tiara the queen loaned her for the wedding. >>> it is official. don't ask, don't tell is history. what does the future hold for the military? we'll hear from an openly gay service member. but first, a doctor delivers your baby, but the hospital keeps your child until you pay your bill. does it sound a little crazy? in indonesia, it happens all the time. this week's cnn hero, arizona native robin lim has come up with a solution. >> the moment that a woman falls pregnant in indonesia, she is 300 times more likely to die in the next 12 months than if she was not pregnant. >> if you have money, you can get excellent medical services but the poorest people don't always get the services they need. >> in the hospital here cannot take you baby home till you've paid your bill. >> sometimes the mothers wait all day waiting to get in to feed their baby and change their baby'
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Jul 25, 2011 8:00am PDT
-wing extremism in this country. >>> and then, britain mourns one of the most talented singers. we wait to see what killed amy winehouse. >>> plus, we are going to tell you what's behind this man's crazy decision to ride this way. >>> he may sleep on the streets in denver but one music finds a home for his music on i tunes. ♪ [ marge ] psst. constipated? phillips' caplets use magnesium, an ingredient that works more naturally with your colon than stimulant laxatives, for effective relief of constipation without cramps. thanks. [ professor ] good morning students. today, we're gonna... ♪ hey, gramps, what do you got in there? well, a trout lure, a set of dentures, broadway albums. you know -- stuff. yeah. about that. that big wheel behind us... yeah? he's got a flat-screen, swivel chairs, and a fridge. oh. hey, man! can we come over tonight? it's surprising just how affordable an rv vacation can be. visit gorving.com and get a free video. or see an rv dealer. go affordably. go rving. >>> debt ceiling crisis is turning into a real cliffhanger. the outcome determines whether or not you end up
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Jul 28, 2011 12:00pm PDT
, the lovely julia roberts. apparently something so bad it's being banned in britain. supermodel emme joins me when we come right back. an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement available only with liberty mutual auto insurance, if your car's totaled, we give you the money for a car one model year newer. to learn more, visit us today. responsibility. what's your policy? [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the jetta, awarded a top safety pick by the iihs. that's the power of german engineering. hurry in and lease the jetta s for just $179 a month. ♪ visit vwdealer.com today. yoo-hoo. hello. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can now come from any faucet anywhere. introducing the brita bottle with the filter inside. >>> call it video voyeurism or invasion or privacy or just plain creepy. two young bulgarian women spending the summer here in theout wants to know who has been watching the
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
.s., not just britain, which is, obviously, one of the main reasons why we are watching this so closely. >> right. exactly. a lot going on here. i think actually what is probably important to consider is the legal liabilities or the possibilities of lawsuits, the possibilities of millions and billions going out for settlements, that is weighing down -- that is weighing down his wealth in a big way because that weighs down the shares of his company. as you point out they spend hundreds of millions of dollars settling with other victims and alleged victims of alleged phone hackings and that is weighing down the company and it's also weighing down their ability to take tern steps. let's say they decided newspapers are 3% of our review knews and causing 99% of our headaches and perhaps we should consider selling them and that would appease our critics but you can't get a lot for them when there is this overhang of liability, legal liability tied to each one of those properties and assets. >> jeffrey mccrackin, stay with us. rupert murdoch about to testify and we are going to take it live. a
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Jul 19, 2011 8:00am PDT
son and i came here with great respect for all of you, for parliament and for the people of britain whom you represent. this is the most humble day of my career and all that has happened, i know we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened, especially with regard to listening to the voicemail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed thousands of honest and hard-working journalists, owned nearly 200 newspapers of very different sizes, and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowler family had to endure. which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the "news of the world" could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the dowlers for graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and
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Jul 21, 2011 10:00am PDT
tabloid published? is it a, the united states, b, britain, c, germany, or, d, italy? ali? >> britain. >> incorrect. >> richard? >> it's a choice between germany or italy. let's go with germany. >> wait, make the choice. >> you are both incorrect. the correct answer is the united states. it was a submission on new year's day of "the new york world" newspaper published by james pulitzer, but the issue was designed by a british journalist who at the time ran "the daily mail" in london. on to question number three -- >> who knew we started this problem, richard. >> which of these is the oldest newspaper still in print? is it a, "the times of london," b, the "new york times," c, "le figaro" out of france or, d, "the montreal gazette." >> got to be a trick question, richard. >> absolutely a trick question. >> okay. i'm going to go all out for "le fagaro." >> i didn't really believe either but i figured were you trying to trick us. >> is it "the times of london" or "new york times." i'm just going to go for it. "the london times." >> incorrect. you both failed. "the montreal gazette." it wa
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Jul 1, 2011 12:00pm PDT
's progressive. call or click today. >>> britain's royals are helping millions of people celebrate sytoday. the duke and duchess of cambridge attendedn:by citizens ceremonies in the commonwealth just this morning where they pledged their allegiance to queen elizabeth, william's grandmother. they were treated to a carriage ride, a 21-gun salute, and a fly-by from canadian military jets. wherever they go, the royal duo wherever they go, thkát yal duo reception. the crowds love them. i want you to just listen to prince william. >> catherine and i are also thrilled and excited about the prospect of the next eight days. especially of being part of the canadian family. it will be an adventure that we'll never forget. [ speaking french ] 6ñ >> royal watchers describing this qiví( as a home run, but princess catherine seems to have a special way with her well-wishers and her personal style is the talk of the town. the way of the world, everywhere she goes. i want to bring in to talk fashion my dear friend, a friend of our show, monte durham with tlc's "say yes to the dress atlanta." hello
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Jul 4, 2011 10:00am PDT
books for a little refresher. 1776 and who were we fighting from? great britain. you knew that right? >>> the famous coney island hot dog eating contest, is it a bad example? at bayer, we've been relieving pain for over 100 years. and today, we're re-inventing aspirin for pain relief. with new extra-strength bayer advanced aspirin. it has microparticles so it enters the bloodstream faster and rushes relief right to the site of your tough pain. ♪ in fact, it's clinically proven to relieve pain twice as fast. new bayer advanced aspirin. extra strength pain relief, twice as fast. the possibilities are dless. inin.. to tuesday and wednesday only. hotels.combe smart. book smart. >>> july 4th is a day for fireworks, it's also a good eating day. we all know that nathan's famous hot dog eating contest is a holiday tradition. just a couple hours ago, joey chestnut won for the fifth straight year. for competitive eaters, this is just one of dozens of contests. they chow down on everything from cupcakes to corn, deep fried asparagus to rocky mountain oysters. we wanted to put the question to
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am PDT
that this teenage girl in britain went missing in 2002 and later found ted. we are understanding what is emerging now the last day and today is that the phone of a journalist allegedly at "news of the world" allegedly hacked into her mobile phone and then deleted messages from her voice mail. according to these accusations and allegations, many messages were left on her voice mail on friends and relatives appealing her to contact them. they were, obviously, very distressed that she had been missing. then those messages, especially the ones left within the first couple of days she was missing, were deleted, allegedly by the journalist of news of the world," which is owned by rupert murdoch's empire and directors of the news international are meeting with british police today. they are saying they want to cooperate with any sort of investigation. of course, this has police and, of course, the family of millie dalor extremely angry and many describing the situation as heinous as this, obviously, could affect the investigation as it was taking place. >> we will follow the investigation. >>> duty-free
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Jul 6, 2011 8:00am PDT
the times of london, and the new york times, and the sun which is britain's biggest selling national newspaper. and in the states, it's the post and fox news and fox channels, and in australia, it's the australian newspaper, and it's the sunday mail. so on and so forth. when one of the prime properties is caught up in such an egregious scandal, that's why this is making news. >> richard, are the advertisers starting to pull out now? >> yes. and this is really fascinating. ford motor company straight out of the bat canceling their ad in news of the world. one or two others, the halifax buildings -- banks savings and loans are dancing around it. but there are a number of advertisers who are wishy washy, and sitting on the fence saying they will wait for the investigation. interestingly, ford is getting -- they came straight out. they make a statement and they go for it and they stand where they stand. and there's still which way is the wind blowing tonight? >> we'll see which way the wind blows, whether or not they will join in with the advertisers. thank you very much and we appreciat
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Jul 11, 2011 8:00am PDT
you up to speed. a startling twist in the newspaper scandal gripping great britain. gordon brown said the "london sunday times" obtained his personal records. this happened well before brown became prime minister. the "sunday times" is owned by murdoch who also owns news of the world. >>> a crowd climbed an imbough see fence, but never got in the embassy itself. the military dispersed the mob, but a u.s. official says troops were slow to respond. >>> and then president obama wants to bring order to the government's finances. he says both parties need to take on their sacred cows to get it done in a news conference just this last hour. president obama pressed the republicans to compromise on the no new taxes pledge. >> we have the high-minded pronouncements of how we have to get control of the deficit and how we owe it to our children and grandchildren. well, let's step up. let's do it. i am prepared to do it. i am prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other should be willing to do the same thing if they mean what they say, that this
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Jul 14, 2011 8:00am PDT
faces the investigative news in britain, critical mass to look into murdoch's companies in the u.s. several lawmakers are calling for investigations into whether murdoch's tabloids hacked the phones of americans. powerful senator jay rockefeller is leading that charge. he's especially concerned over reports that 9/11 victims' phones were rockefeller is lead charge. he is concerned over reports that 9/11 victims were hacked, and his bet is that they will catch criminal stuff. >> you know the federal agencies will be going after this very hard, and we will, too. i mean, this is a -- it's really repugnant, you know, that one man can control so many. >> do you have specific information that americans -- that 9/11 victims had their phones hacked? >> we will find out. >> two victims of 9/11 families are participating. the daily mirror asserted appear new york private investigator said he was asked by news of the world journalists to hack victim's phones but turned down the job. it's not clear if the journalists were after phone records of american or british victims or both. owner of s
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Jul 21, 2011 8:00am PDT
media culture in britain to use unscrupulous methods to get the stories. we look at some of the techniques. >> reporter: for british tabloids like the recently deceased "news of the world," it appears everyone, everywhere was fair game. actors, business tycoons, royals, politicians, all potential front page fodder caught up in journalism that bordered on blood sports. >> they very much crossed the line. they did not do it once or twice. we're not talking about a single rogue reporter. apparently it happened at least four times. >> bonnie fuller has been the driving force behind magazines like "star," "u.s. weekly," and now "hollywood life." >> they are much nastier than anything you would find there, and they look to tear down people. the journalists able to do this, it's not that complicated or hard. >> john able walked us through the most common techniques. phone hacking, shockingly easy. >> most people don't change their pin or passwords, so once they are able to correlate a specific phone number with a specific carrier, all they have to do is dial into that voice mail
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
are reportedly expanding their investigation into conduct here. the other in great britain. rupert murdoch's son is being challenged for claims he made to members of parliament. let's start there with atika shubert in london. james murdoch said, as far as he knew, the phone hacking was a single rogue reporter. but two former executives are denying that. >> reporter: that's right. this all hinges on one particular e-mail. basically, "news veof the world said this was only limited to one private investigator and one reporter but an e-mail named another reporter. this showed that it was more than just an isolated case. now, at that time, james murdoch had also authorized a payment to a phone-hacking victim for a massive amount. it was a million dollars which is very unusual. what he said in parliament he had authorized this payment thinking it was the only isolated case. now, what the former lawyer for "news of the world" and the former editor are saying that's not true. in fact, they showed him that e-mail before he authorized that payment and it's important because it may show an attempt to try a
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00am PDT
through the mud. we're a morally diverse group. people think we're out of control here. in britain they're really out of control. as we heard from -- my god -- hugh grant a moment ago, it's not just journalists. "the guardian" newspaper had something to say as well. a real phone-hacking inquiry must defeat ministers' tricks. government inquiry ahead but also the fact there may be political interference. if an inquiry is properly conducted then at the very least it will drag out a lot of hidden truths, make a lot of otherwise unaccountable people accountable and give the news media, the police and the government a lot of things to think about. so, this isn't just a few rogue reporters. this is basically the role particular slice of british reporters have -- >> now it's gone to parliament, debating what to do about this. it will be interesting to see if a new set of guidelines, ethics is implemented because it's reached a point pretty detrimental. >> the parliament doesn't know what to do because murdoch is so powerful. david cameron, his own communications director used to be the editor
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00am PDT
that it will take off in time. >>> an arrest in the huge hacking scandal in britain. the news that the world's former editor and the prime minister's former aide. >>> like we told you, we want to start with the jobless numbers. our christine romans, once again, back with us there in new york. let's talk about is this really as bad as it sounds? >> reporter: look. as one economist said, ian sheped heardson said a big bucket of cold water. 18,000 jobs created overall. the estimates ranged from 80,000 to 125,000. market and economists expected more jobs creation than that. when you dig within the numbers you can see government jobs were shed. wow. thousands. 57,000 private sector jobs created but 39,000 government jobs lost. unemployment rate went up. so this tells you, kyra, bottom line, that private companies are not confident to hire in big numbers at all and the government, local and state government, because of budget cuts, continue to slash jobs. this is what the trajectory looks like. we have come from massive job losses there over about a year ago 192,000 four months of bad jobs and the
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00am PDT
of buzz in the papers. and it involves another relationship with the mom of a slain girl in britain? >> yeah, it does. this stuff continues to drip out. sarah pane was the mother of a murdered british girl and it turns out now that her phone was targeted by a private investigator who was working for the news of the world which as you know has been closed down with this whole crisis that has happened over the phone hacking scandal. sarah became a pretty prominent activist after her daughter was murdered. she's saying she can't believe that this has happened and in the very last edition of news of the world, she actually even wrote a column for them and said amid all the criticism, news of the world has been a force for good. the police have confirmed that she was a target of phone hacking. she also had a very close relationship with rebekah brooks, former editor of "news of the world" and former executive of news enter natiint. the yardi guardian newspaper reads fresh test for friendship. it says one woman was an ambitious young tabloid editor, the other a grieving mother who had jus
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Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm PDT
, and then the second time by the tabloid, now shut down by britain's phone hacking scandal. the fbi has been looking into a report the "news of the world" reporters tried to hack into voice mails of victims of 9/11. 9/11 families will be briefed soon by attorney general eric holder and retired deputy chief jim riches will be attending that meeting. mr. riches, thank you for coming on. i know you lost your son, jim, who was also a firefighter. here's a photograph of your family. you lost him in the world trade center on 9/11. when you first heard of these initial reports of possible hacking, jim, what was your first thought? >> you know, i thought it was outrageous that anybody could possibly do this, unprofessional, unethical, families are suffering, we have to relive these painful memories, and for someone to go in and take last messages or whatever they were going to take and cause such pain so they could sell newspapers, it's horrible. we were outraged, called for an investigation by the fbi and department of justice, we are going to meet with eric holder and get the results of the investigation
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Jul 19, 2011 10:00am PDT
of journalism that has rocked britain and captured the attention of much of the world so while, you know, rupert murdoch and to some lesser extent his son james didn't give much up here in thames of knowing about about seemingly anything going on in their corporation, they are also on trial in the court of public opinion and there, i think, rupert murdoch not only said that he wasn't responsible. he defended rebekah brooks. he defended les hinton, the former dow jones ceo who also resigned last friday, and he said he had been betrayed by unname other employees. it was not overall an impressive performance. >> we mo this has to be costing news corp. millions. how much of a liability is it to keep rupert murdoch where he is right now? >> i don't know if the liability is to rupert murdoch but it is his leadership. i think he has to stay and use others as a human shield for as long as he can. he's been a liability in many ways if you look at the value of property for so many years. but when is news corporation going to get out and do the top to bottom investigation not just of their british publicat
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Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT
of the allegations that journalists paid, bribed, basically, paid police officers in britain for information. in my view, that would be a violation of the foreign corrupt practices act. and that would be very problematic. you can't put a corporation in prison, right? but you can find the chief executives spoonsable for it. sometimes in cases like this, brooke, there's a federal monitor put in place to change things. bottom line, we want good corporate citizen, right? and we want corporate governance. we want the folks on top, we want the rupert murdochs of the world to take care of business and make sure that their companies are doing the right thing. i think that would probably be the thrust of the investigation here. maybe a change in leadership perhaps. >> who knows. i talked to richard quest and he said there's no way rupert murdoch would go down without a fight. that's a good point. thisst a tough story we covered a coup of years ago. inside cleveland's house of horrors, do you remember this? secret interrogations of a man accused of killing with at least a dozen women and living with their bo
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